Jhpiego Marks Closure of Successful PEPFAR/Botswana Ministry of Health Partnership
Congratulations to TogetHER member Jhpiego, who recently marked the closure of their successful partnership to screen women for cervical cancer and treat pre-cancerous lesions from 2015 through 2020, funded by the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Botswana Ministry of Health & Wellness Deputy Permanent Secretary for Health Services Dr. Mareko Ramotsababa (right) and Jhpiego’s Acting Country Director Dr. Amon Marwiro (left)Photo credit: Jhpiego
Botswana Ministry of Health & Wellness Deputy Permanent Secretary for Health Services Dr. Mareko Ramotsababa joined Jhpiego’s Acting Country Director Dr. Amon Marwiro and other senior staff of the Ministry of Health & Wellness (MOH) at a ceremony to celebrate the program’s exciting results.
The MOH and Jhpiego trained 171 health care providers to provide cervical cancer prevention services and introduced a number of innovations, including HPV testing of self-collected samples and thermal ablation, a treatment option for pre-cancerous lesions to improve same day treatment. A total of 123,845 women between the ages of 30 to 49 were screened during the implementation period.
TogetHER applauds the fantastic work done through this partnership, and we hope that it inspires continued uptake of innovative tools and strategies to protect women around the world from cervical cancer.
Read our recent case study to learn more about how Jhpiego partnered with nurses and Botswanan women to drive access to new cervical cancer prevention tools.